The Graduate Admissions Office will waive the application fee for current BU employees, as well as for those who attended select admissions events.

In addition, we will waive the application fee for those who are members or alumni of the following programs:

The US Military AmeriCorps Education Pioneers
Management Leadership for
Tomorrow MBA Fellows
Teach for America Historically Black Colleges
The Peace Corps City Year Corps Hispanic Serving Institutions


To take advantage of this waiver, please fill out this form once your application has been started. Your CAS ID can be found at the top right of the online application. Once we process your fee waiver request, you’ll receive a follow-up email with additional instructions on how to submit your application. DO NOT click “submit and pay for programs” prior to receiving these instructions. We are unable to offer application fee refunds.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, your application fee waiver may take a few business days to process. If you submit this request before or on one of our application deadlines but do not receive a confirmation from us that same day, your application will still be considered “on time” for the deadline to which you applied. You must submit your waiver request before you submit your application in order for the fee waiver to be applied.

Please note: If you have been approved for an application fee waiver and are applying to one of our dual degree programs, the application fee waiver will be applied to your Questrom application only.  You will still need to pay the required application fee for the other school at BU to which you are applying.

Fee Waiver Request Form